Memory leak in xorg-6.8.1?

Hermann Himmelbauer dusty at
Fri Apr 8 02:56:10 PDT 2005

On Wednesday 06 April 2005 00:03, Anton Markov wrote:
> Hermann Himmelbauer wrote:
> > When heavily working with the Adobe Reader the swap space gets filled up
> > and the machine is getting very slow.
> >
> > When closing the Adobe Reader the RSS-size stays roughly the same.
> >
> > It seems that also other applications, like Firefox trigger this problem,
> > when surfing a lot, the XOrg memory usage is getting high, although when
> > closing Firefox there is also memory freed - but not all.
> >
> > Maybe that there are some bugs in the Adobe Reader/Firefox but to my mind
> > this is also a XOrg problem.
> It's caused by using a cursor theme with animated cursors :(
> See: <>

Thank you for your answer, it seems it's just like you suspected. If I use no 
windows manager (=no animated cursor) the problem is gone.

Is there any fix for this?

As I am currently using Adobe Reader a lot, I have to restart X ~ once a day 
as the whole swapspace gets filled up...

Best Regards,

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